OWS,Swaying with HumanitySwaying with Humanity

Continuiamo a mostrarvi le immagini di Occupy Wall Street (oggi con le splendide immagini dell’amica e membro di S4C Jen Ross – cliccate qui - e di una selezione collettiva del Team a NYC – cliccate qui) non solo per la valenza estetica e di cronaca, ma soprattutto perché queste manifestazioni inarrestabili sono degli enormi contenitori di invisibilità rumorosa. Chi ha i mezzi per farsi ascoltare non ha bisogno di scendere in piazza. Chi ha gli strumenti per concretizzare la propria rabbia non lo urla. Chi, invece, continua ad essere sgomberato, silenziato, e sottovalutato…avrà sempre il nostro supporto. In fondo, non facciamo che quello…  AA

November 17: Historic Day of Action for the 99%

Swaying with Humanity (Written By: Rodney Angelo Ferrer/S4C NYC Photography By: Grace Roth, Adrian Kinloch, Paul Bonnar, Yelena Futeran, Jen Ross)
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Stepping into Wall Street was an experience for the ages to say the least. The chanting was loud and the ground seemed to sway from side to side as I walked closer to the protest. It was a mass of humanity in a grandiose display of the human condition. Being there as a spectator was galvanizing. What looked like an endless supply of New York police officers were no match for a force that refuses to be silenced or confined to a sizable soap box.  The News cameras rolled while journalist scurried about engulfed by a tidal wave of history. The hair on my arms began to rise as images and thoughts of revolutions of past and present went racing through my mind. Baring witness to the voice of our constitutional right as Americans was an absolute privilege. In a frivolous time of trash TV, gossip news and Play Stations, here was something tangible of substance and dignity. 

Here was something to behold and embrace.  Maybe not as a protester or an anti-supporter but honoring the intricate dynamics of democracy. What it means to speak out and be heard regardless of opposition or character assassination. Have we as a society become desensitized to the voice of change and the pursuit of happiness?  The voice of change that is rippling throughout the world as we sleep.  Maybe we need to look back to our fallen leaders, the men and women who planted the seeds of truth in the face of the utmost adversity. Possibly coming to the harsh realization for some that our false sense of normalcy has made us dangerously complacent. “They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” — Ben Franklin, 1759 . So let them speak, let them yell and for the sake of humanity, let them be heard!  

by: Rodney Angelo Ferrer /Sidewalk Prophecy Films (www.sidewalkprophecyfilms.com)

(click to see the Team photo Gallery)

[iframe http://www.s4c.it/slides/owsteamnyc 100% 700px]News and images from New York and other cities are a continuous stream. Altough the tentatives of local Govs to stop (or limit) the demonstrations, People keep taking the streets, the squares, the parks. It happens in Rome, in Madrid, in New York. It’s keeping spreading. Once again, we show You some of the images of what is going on in New York. Read below and have a look at the fantastic photo gallery of S4C friend and member Jen Ross [click here] and the Team gallery [click here]. AA

November 17: Historic Day of Action for the 99%

(text: Rodney Angelo Ferrer/S4C NYC; photos: Grace Roth, Adrian Kinlock, Paul Bonnar, Yelena Futeran, Jen Ross)
Stepping into Wall Street was an experience for the ages to say the least. The chanting was loud and the ground seemed to sway from side to side as I walked closer to the protest.

It was a mass of humanity in a grandiose display of the human condition. Being there as a spectator was galvanizing. What looked like an endless supply of New York police officers were no match for a force that refuses to be silenced or confined to a sizable soap box.

[iframe http://www.s4c.it/slides/owsjenross 100% 700px]

The News cameras rolled while journalist scurried about engulfed by a tidal wave of history. The hair on my arms began to rise as images and thoughts of revolutions of past and present went racing through my mind. Baring witness to the voice of our constitutional right as Americans was an absolute privilege. In a frivolous time of trash TV, gossip news and Play Stations, here was something tangible of substance and dignity.
Here was something to behold and embrace.
Maybe not as a protester or an anti-supporter but honoring the intricate dynamics of democracy. What it means to speak out and be heard regardless of opposition or character assassination. Have we as a society become desensitized to the voice of change and the pursuit of happiness?
The voice of change that is rippling throughout the world as we sleep.

(click to see the Team photo Gallery)

Maybe we need to look back to our fallen leaders, the men and women who planted the seeds of truth in the face of the utmost adversity. Possibly coming to the harsh realization for some that our false sense of normalcy has made us dangerously complacent. “They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” — Ben Franklin, 1759 . So let them speak, let them yell and for the sake of humanity, let them be heard!
Rodney Angelo Ferrer / Sidewalk Prophecy Films (www.sidewalkprophecyfilms.com)

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